Flames pick up Delmore for Armstrong

The Calgary Flames, parent club of the AHL’s Abbotsford Heat, announced the acquisition of defenseman Andy Delmore from the Detroit Red Wings, parent club of the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins, in exchange for forward Riley Armstrong.

The Flames announced that Delmore has been assigned to Abbotsford; the Red Wings have assigned Armstrong to Grand Rapids.

Delmore, a native of Windsor, Ont., has played in 389 career AHL games, tallying 65 goals and 158 assists for 223 points. In 2005-06, he won the Eddie Shore Award as the outstanding defenseman in the American Hockey League, setting career highs with 17 goals, 55 assists and 72 points while playing for Syracuse.

In 54 games with Grand Rapids this season, Delmore has totaled five goals and 15 assists for 20 points.

Delmore has played 283 career NHL games, registering 43 goals and 58 assists for 101 points.

Armstrong, a sixth-year pro, has 11 goals and eight assists in 38 games for Abbotsford this season. He has skated in 380 career AHL contests with Abbotsford, Worcester and Cleveland, notching 82 goals and 77 assists.

Armstrong set career highs in 2008-09 when he tallied 25 goals and 42 points for Worcester. He also appeared in his first two NHL games for San Jose.